Get the Eco-Frugal Life Guide for Great Green Tips

I just found a really cool resource for families interested in going green while sticking to their budget: The Eco-Frugal Life Guide, fromĀ Coupon Sherpa. It has tips for your home, your food, travel and leisure, and a section on green savings for kids.

It’s a popular misconception that “going green” – certainly a nice idea in theory – is a lifestyle far too expensive for most regular folks to afford. Sure, if you want to install solar panels or geothermal heating in your house, you’re going to have to spend some cash. But the core values of environmentally conscious living – reusing, renewing, conserving, sustaining – are as frugal as can be! Eco-frugal living isn’t just a fad, it’s a growing necessity for millions of people worldwide. Saving the green in your wallet, and the green outside your window really can, and should go hand in hand.

The Eco-Frugal Life Guide is available as a PDF download, or for reading online. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

2 thoughts on “Get the Eco-Frugal Life Guide for Great Green Tips

  • June 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm
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    I skimmed through it and it seems like a lot of stuff that people like us already know and are doing. But it’s a great guide for most people who aren’t already living or trying to live this way. And it’s written in a fun/funny conversational style.

    The only part I disagreed with was the coupons section. Very rarely do I come across coupons for products I buy. And if you shop at small local shops or co-ops they usually don’t take coupons. But still, overall it’s a great free resource.

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  • June 22, 2010 at 1:16 am
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    Thanks for this tip. It’s great to have some ideas to be green and save money. So many eco actions seem to cost more than the regular versions that it can be hard to make the right choices.

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